I skipped making a list for July but a year after daydreaming about it, we loaded up an old station wagon with duffle bags and bumped along dirt roads. We put up a tent and our out-of-office messages. We caught fish and swam like them.
In August, we have summer camps and daycare to get us back to our more typical grind, which honestly comes as a bit of a relief. There are big projects to put brainpower behind and after so much togetherness, I think we’re all enjoying days spent a little more apart. Blessed be the childcare providers. Still, there’s only so much hustling that anyone can muster in the dog days of summer, so we’ll try to make room for the long and lazy stuff, too. Last night, it was celebrating ten years married with music in the park and a post-dusk bike ride and staying up far too late.
Other things I will do in August:
+ Pack more picnics.
+ Read a novel. (Hopefully two.)
+ Remember to wear my helmet.
+ Make sun tea.
+ Eat every available tomato.
+ Finally announce a big project if I’m feeling very brave.
I can relate to so many of these sentiments, especially “…back to our more typical grind, which honestly comes as a bit of a relief” and “Blessed be the childcare providers”.
Here’s my to-do list for August:
+ Welcome a new baby into our family
(everything else is optional)
Love this August to-do. Would be interested to hear what novels you’re reading too and if you have recommendations. And blessed be the childcare providers indeed! Very ready for the school year to start again
Many congratulations to you and James on your anniversary! I love looking at your pictures again; they’re beautiful and positively timeless. Three cheers for childcare providers and I hope we can hear about your special project, if you’re feeling ready to share it. 🙂
Yes…raising children takes a village. Thank you for your praises of childcare providers (me included) I think that way children get the best of everyone! different experiences! Congrats on ten years!
Happy anniversary, the wedding pictures are so lovely. Looking forward to hearing about the new project when you’re ready!
Wooohooo, looking forward to the big project news!!!
Ohhhhh I hope it is another book! 😉
Congratulations on your anniversary! August means back-to-school for my eldest. She starts middle school which is a whole transition onto itself 😉
Can’t wait to hear about your big project!!
I’m excited about your big project! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s a book of crafts with Rose!
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